Il Volo Live from Pompeii
Premiered Monday, July 6th, 2015. Airing nationally in August.
First the three young Italian tenors, Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto, and Gianluca Ginoble, of the group Il Volo, captured the hearts of American viewers in their first three PBS specials. Now Il Volo brings Italy to America in Detroit Public TV's new, national PBS concert event recorded near the ancient archeological ruins of Pompeii, Italy. In this world premiere, the trio performs new arrangements of classic Italian favorites as well as fresh originals, including their single Grande Amore, backed by an orchestra and rhythm section.
Having just celebrated six years together as a group, Il Volo also recently released Canzone per te (Song for You), a lament of lost love. As they proved in their first PBS specials, they remain as always in perfect harmony: "Three voices, one soul." Now enjoy that harmony as they perform in front of one of the most iconic landmarks from their home in Italy.
ABOUT IL VOLO
In May 2009, three fresh-faced teenagers, Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto, and Gianluca Ginoble, appeared on the popular Italian talent show “Ti Lascio Una Canzone” and dazzled television viewers with their flawless rendition of the Neapolitan standard “O Sole Mio.” The boys, who won the competition easily, decided their group needed a name. “Il Volo,” meaning “flight,” was chosen to signify the feeling that these three young tenors were about to spread their wings and fly.